You know how you decide to do something and know that you have to do it at some point in time, but always procrastinate it?
That´s what happened with our wedding album!
We had 2 slot-in albums which our photographer gave us. It was ok. Not the most creative thing ever, but fuss-free and practical.
However, you´d always had to turn the album for the vertical shots and there were no captions. Besides, the invitation cards were not part of the album either.
On the spur of the moment, we bought a close to 20€ wedding album sometime last year so that I would be "forced" to do it. I didn´t want to spend a bomb buying scrapbooking materials, since the stickers themselves cost close to 30€ already. Hence, I made do with what I had and finally managed to squeeze selected photos from the day and night into one compact album!
No mean feat. That´s choosing less than 50% of photos you took at this once-in-a-lifetime event!Complete with captions and all....Ahhh....I love it!
Looking at the photos remind me of God´s goodness in our lives. Our dinner venue came as a surprise. We were never 100% satisfied with our options, since we wanted a small wedding (200guests). However, we thought, "boy, we shouldn´t be picky". On our way to sign the contract at this hotel, we passed by this restaurant (2mins from hotel) and decided to take a look since a friend of mine asked us to check it out, in case he wanted to celebrated his wife´s birthday there.
Once inside, we were blown away by the interior and setting. It was exactly the venue where we pictured our dinner to be. Plus, it was cheaper than the hotel and the manager was so efficient and agreed to our requests so easily. The only drawback was that there was a tentative booking on our wedding date so with bated breaths, we asked her to check with that person if they really wanted the place.
2 days later, we got a call saying that the booking was cancelled and we went down immediately to sign the contract there and then.
That´s not all.
We also got a live band for free! It had always been my dream to have a live band, but since we were on budget constraints we had already decided to do without it. But God knows the desires of our hearts and provided for us just like that! The restaurant had an in-house band. :)
Its recalling things like these that helps me to continue to trust in my heavenly Father. That He knows my heart and my desires and in His appointed time, He will open new doors for me.
I took some random shots of my album for your enjoyment....
Photo shoot at Botanical Gardens - recognize the guy in black? That´s Gurmit Singh, whom we met coincidentally. He happens to share the same wedding date as us!